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As Babies Dream by Leslea Newman

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As Babies Dream by Leslea Newman

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Why Should I Like It?

The Short Reason

Rhyming Lullaby • Award-winning author• Bedtime story

The Longer Reason

This sweet, rhyming bedtime lullaby is a calming ode to nature as a loving family embraces their child as night falls and dream time begins. From rivers to eagles, to lions and lambs, to leaves and rain, and to stars and the moon, the soothing sounds of the world become the inspiration for a loving night of restful sleep for a weary baby. This book shares the spirit of shared community and the common values of love and hope.

Award-winning and beloved author Lesléa Newman crafts a sweet tale that all families with a young one can appreciate.

About the Author

Leslea Newman is the author of 70 books for readers of all ages, including Remembering Ethan, A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry My Mother; The Boy Who Cried Fabulous; Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed; Heather Has Two Mommies; Sparkle Boy; and Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story.

She has received many literary awards, including creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, two American Library Association Stonewall Honors, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award, the Highlights for Children Fiction Writing Award, a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fiction Writing grant, the James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, the Cat Writer's Association Muse Medallion, and the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Medallion.

Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award Finalists. From 2005-2009, Leslea was on the faculty of the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. From 2008-2010, she served as the Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA. She has taught fiction writing at Clark University and currently, she is a faculty mentor at Spalding University's brief residency MFA in Writing program.


A bedtime story bursting with strong, quiet love... Hinting at a stunning sunset, illustrations in deeply vibrant, softly dappled oranges, reds, and purples begin this gentle nighttime story of animal parents and offspring settling in for a night's rest. The text on each page follows a soothing pattern but also plays with both internal and end rhymes for an added treat... The final image frames five different families in urban windows glowing with that love... Lush illustrations and lulling, playful verse create a warm and wonderful bedtime hug.-- "Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews"

Format: Hardback

Age: 3-6

Date of publication: 14th September 2021

Comes gift-wrapped